This week our Facebook and Twitter followers discussed how the church’s health message can help curb a rise in obesity. Megan Brauner has some of their thoughts in this week’s Adventist social media highlights.
Whether you blame sedentary lifestyles, fast food or large portion sizes, no one can deny that the world population is rapidly growing heavier. In fact, obesity is sometimes referred to as a long-term disease. Seventh-day Adventists Churches are ideally placed to provide community assistance, so we asked church members what we could do to help.
On Twitter, Australianne? recommended placing carparks 500 meters from church buildings and remove the seating!
On Facebook, Bernard says, Get back to the diet that was given to us as a church. I hear more about a good vegetarian/vegan lifestyle from the world then I do from the church.
Emmanuel says, There's need to incorporate professional Nutritionists in educating members of the church.
Tory says, I’m sure most of us know someone that didn't start obeying the health message until they had a stroke or heart attack. This represents the condition of a lot of people.
Rowena said, I heard of a church in the states that has started having a church gym where church members and community members can join.
Steven says, I'm a trucker on the road alot, and have discovered that most of the fast food places do serve salads. Over the past two years, I've lost around 90 lbs by changing my eating habits and getting some exercise, all while driving a truck.
Thanks again for your participation and great responses. Next week on social media we’ll have special guest and ANN News Editor Ansel Oliver answering your questions about ANN and the news reporting process. If you have a question for him, go to twitter.com/adventistnews and use the hashtag #AskAnsel.